Columbia University Medical Center receives a $20 million donation for revitalization

A gift of $20 million to the Columbia University Medical Center will support the construction of a new Medical and Graduate Education Building, part of Columbia’s recent effort to revitalize the Medical Center campus.

The donation from Philip Milstein, CC ’71, and Cheryl Milstein, BC ’82, was announced last Monday.

The new building will be geared specifically toward training students in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, as well as in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ biomedical science departments. Construction on the building began in August 2012 and is scheduled to finish in 2016.

Medical center administrators said in a statement that the building will include “innovative classroom and study spaces that will incorporate state-of-the-art information technology while facilitating collaborative, team-based learning.”